Lecture 33: Byzantium

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(Duiker 201-208)

Questions about Duiker: *What was Justinian's most important contribution to civilization? *What was the language of the later Byzantine Empire? *What was the relationship between church and state in Byzantium? *What is the importance of the windows in Hagia Sophia? *What sorts of entertainment were presented in the Hippodrome? What wonders did Liudprand of Cremona encounter at the court in Constantinople? Lecture topics:
Dominance of Christianity
Constantine establishes the church
Byzantium
Splitting the Roman Empire
Persistence of pagan ways
Themes and techniques in Byzantine
art & architecture
The spread of Greek orthodoxy

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